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Jack A. Roth Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology

An Honoring Our Mentors Program

Applicant Requirements: Deadline ends at 11:59pm Eastern on 7/1/2024

Career Stage: Early Career Surgeons

Program Type: Fellowship

Specialty: Thoracic

Status: Closed

Opens: April 15, 2024

Deadline: July 2, 2024

Program Overview

The AATS Foundation Jack A. Roth Fellowship in Thoracic Surgical Oncology provides a unique opportunity for thoracic oncology surgeons who have recently completed their training or those interested in Thoracic Surgical Oncology to broaden their experience in the field. The training program is designed as a two - four week observational Fellowship and will involve full integration into all clinical and academic programs. Funded and administered by the AATS Foundation, this Fellowship provides awards for up to two recipients each year to defray travel and living expenses.

Host Institutions:

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

View Jack A. Roth Fellowship recipients

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed formal training in Thoracic Surgery or be interested in a career in Thoracic surgery.
  • Candidates from all training programs worldwide are welcome to apply.
  • Fluent in English and meeting all necessary prerequisites for travel to and from the training center such as visa and license requirements.

Application Process

  • Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae with a full description of their surgical experience.
  • Letter of support from his/her current attending surgeon or future department chair/division chief.
  • One to two page narrative to include:
    • What you hope to accomplish during your observational fellowship at the host institution.
    • How you will utilize the skills you have observed and will implement at your home institution.
    • Relationship of the planned study to your prior experience, preparation and professional goals.
    • Statement of your future career goals.

*For those looking to send letters of support for the candidate directly to the AATS Foundation, please email

Please note that any award payments made to foreign individuals may be subject to federal tax withholding of up to 30% if a recipient is traveling to the United States.

Review Process

The AATS Foundation’s Thoracic Scholarship Committee will review all applications and recommend recipients to be presented to AATS Foundation Board of Directors for a final decision. Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria.

All applicants will be notified with an official letter from the AATS Foundation within 2-3 months of the program deadline. Should you have any questions regarding your status prior to receiving this notification, please contact

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Deadline has passed for applying for this program.